On October 14th 2012, the season starts with a storm with a new Canadian work entitled Hurricane Juan Piano Concerto featuring composer and piano soloist Peter Allen. As a concert pianist, Peter Allen is often heard on CBC regional and national radio and is well known to audiences in the Maritimes and throughout Canada for his captivating interpretations, and soulful artistry. Also on the program is the very popular New World Symphony by Dvorak and the Rackoczy March from The Damnation of Faust by Berlioz.
At 1:15pm PEISO Conductor James Mark will host our regular Pre-Concert Talk in Studio One. UPEI musicologist Annette Campbell and PEISO Composer-In-Residence Jim O’Leary join Dr. Mark to discuss the music of the afternoon concert, along with interesting aspects of its composition, performance and history